Super easy crust-less 5 ingredient Basque burnt cheesecake: kind of like a creme brûlée cheesecake!

Folks, I don’t have the foggiest idea in case I’m glad to concede this or not, yet I ate a whole cheesecake. Without anyone else’s input. OK, Mike had one little cut, yet I completely ate whatever is left of it. What’s more, truly, this isn’t even the first occasion when I’ve eaten an entire cheesecake. Cheesecake is my jam. I cherish it to such an extent. It very well may be thick similar to New York style, or feathery, similar to Japanese. It can even be fluid y. It doesn’t generally make a difference, there’s only something about a cheesecake that is so addictive.

Anyway, I don’t generally make cheesecake a great deal since it’s risky. Be that as it may, obviously consumed cheesecake has been slanting. There have been a great deal of photographs coasting around Instagram of consumed Basque cheesecake. I didn’t generally think about the consumed cheesecake fever since I haven’t generally been on Instagram recently – at any rate not in the nourishment insta world. Mike’s been dealing with our insta account and I’ve been utilizing my mystery finsta to pursue hand lettering, funnies, and all things kawaii.

In any case, by one way or another, some place, I saw a superb photograph of a cheesecake with a shined, practically dark best, that appeared differently in relation to the rich unadulterated white inner parts. I was a gonner. I went down a profound Basque cheesecake gap and picked up all that I could.

This is what I know: Basque cheesecake is moderately new. It was imagined in San Sebastian (a genuinely decent nourishment city – Mike and I are biting the dust to return) during the 70s, back when they originally got Philadelphia cream cheddar. They completed a cluster of tests and the one cheesecake they continued returning to was a crustless, polished cake that was light yet thick and brimming with cream cheddar season. The eatery that created it is called La Vina and keeping in mind that there are a lot of formulas online that guarantee they have the formula, I just ran with an amalgamation of a cluster of various ones in light of the fact that after I went down the Instagram cheesecake opening, I found that the Japanese rendition of Basque cheesecake looks significantly additionally astounding in light of the fact that they have the smallest piece of seepage in the center.

The Easiest Cheesecake You'll Ever Make: 5 Ingredient Burnt Basque Cheesecake Recipe |
The Easiest Cheesecake You'll Ever Make: 5 Ingredient Burnt Basque Cheesecake Recipe |

Unfortunately mine didn’t end up with the ooze – I think I let it go just a touch too long, but it was crazy good anyway. I was a little skeptical of the burnt top because mine was extra burnt, but when I tasted it, it reminded me of the very slightly bitterness of the brûlée on creme brûlée. The actual cake is lightly sweet, with a good amount of cream cheesiness and is just the right amount of dense. I was absolutely in love. I actually lay in bed in the middle of the night contemplating getting up and having a slice at 3 in the morning.

I’m really sad now because the cake is done and over with. It only took me three days to finish the entire thing. The good news is that Basque burnt cheesecakes are incredibly easy to make. There are no water baths, you don’t have to use a finicky springform pan, you can just squish your parchment paper in rustic style, and somehow, magically, you don’t have to worry about cheesecake cracks. All you need to do is remember to have everything at room temp so the cream cheese mixes up nice and smooth.

I’m pretty sure I’m going to be making another one soon. I might make a half batch just because I don’t think I should be eating another entire cheesecake by myself. Maybe I’ll make some cute lil ones and under bake them so they come out more ooze-y in the middle. I can’t wait to experiment! I just wish I bought more blocks of cream cheese while the were on sale last week…

The Easiest Cheesecake You'll Ever Make: 5 Ingredient Burnt Basque Cheesecake Recipe |
The Easiest Cheesecake You'll Ever Make: 5 Ingredient Burnt Basque Cheesecake Recipe |
The Easiest Cheesecake You'll Ever Make: 5 Ingredient Burnt Basque Cheesecake Recipe |


  • 12 ounces very soft cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon flour, sifted

Heat the oven to 425°F. Take a large piece of parchment paper and press it into a tall 6 inch round cake pan, pleating and pressing where needed, leaving a large overhang.

In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar until very smooth and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, one by one, being sure to incorporate completely. Completely whisk in the cream and then sift the tablespoon of flour on top and fold in.

Pour the batter into the pan with the parchment and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a very deep brown. The cake will still look jiggly in the middle, it’ll solidify as it cools. If you’re really going for the burnished look, turn the oven up to 450°F for the last 5 minutes.

Cool in the pan completely then use the parchment overhang to pull out. Gently pull the parchment away from the cake, slice, and enjoy. Cheesecake will keep in the fridge for up to 1 week (if it even lasts that long).

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